Need Help!!!

Hi I'm new to this website and would just like to say how great I think it is. It's good to come on and read the comments of other curly haired people!!

So I'm 17 and I'm pretty sure I have 3a curls. My hair is fair, layered and past my shoulders.

I was wondering if there is a way to tell the thickness of your hair?? I just feel my hair is really flat and fine. And it really gets me down when I see people with thicker hair!!!

I've recently ordered some castor oil as I've heard it's good for thickening but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for my hair. I really want to keep growing it but it seems that when I do it just gets really flat


  • StellaBella05StellaBella05 Registered Users Posts: 5
    I would also be interested in products/ methods I could use to help with my hair.

    At the moment I basically switch between a couple of products. I normally shampoo and condition with a few of the Herbal Essences range such as the curly, moisture, frizz ones. Then I normally use a curl cream of some sort and twist my hair and keep it like that overnight.

    Any tips??

    Also, I live in Britain so I've obviously not got the access that others enjoy!!!
  • pedahehpedaheh Registered Users Posts: 4,812 Curl Neophyte
    Hey Stellabella-
    You have found the right place to learn everything and then some about curly hair.

    I think that every person with curly or wavy hair should look into the Curly Girl (CG) method. It doesn't work for everyone, but it makes amazing changes for many of us. It worked wonders for me.
    CG before and after picture thread
    how to do the cg method

    It is also a good idea to learn your hair's properties. This will help lead you to the right products.

    Wave pattern, thickness, and texture

    Good luck. (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • oddityofwingsoddityofwings Registered Users Posts: 1,261
    I'll second what pedadeh said, and also add that there's plenty of products for CG available in the UK. We also have access to the amazing, super-cheap Pink Boots Curl Creme. :-)

    There's a few lists of UK products on the Eurocurlies swap board, and I've compiled a list of what people seem to use here: Curlmart ships internationally, as does Curl Junkie and Jessicurl, and there is also the British Curlies Curl Emporium Shop at . Hope that helps! Welcome!
    3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

    CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

    American literature PhD student in the UK... :study:

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